Category Archives: Websites

The Worlds Biggest Websites had Humble Beginings

The internet’s favourite websites don’t look like they used to. Time has changed them all with maybe the exception of Wikipedia. Here are a few of the most famous. – Deskarati

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This Tube Map Is Not an Image, Just Pure Code

This version (click to see it) of London’s iconic tube map looks just like the official PDF of the transport network — but in fact it is created entirely from HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. That’s a pretty insane feat. Its creator, freelance web developer John Galantini, … Continue reading

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Wikipedia hits defining moment in social Web era

Wikipedia, the public knowledge website, is more than a decade old and remains among the top 10 Internet sites in the world, but some say it is becoming old and dowdy. Others want to keep it that way. At the … Continue reading

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Google plots Hurricane Irene with online map

Internet giant Google has rolled out an online map tracking the path of Hurricane Irene and providing other useful information about the storm headed for the US east coast. The map, located at, is a product of the Google Crisis … Continue reading

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Virgin Oceanic

Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of Southern California, the University of Hawaii and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute are partnering with Virgin Oceanic on this unique and exciting expedition. For the first time, the deepest trenches … Continue reading

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TomTom live traffic is free

Tomtom’s new live traffic site is now available for free. Take a look here tomtom – Deskarati –

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Weather details from the day you were born

WeatherSpark is a new type of weather website, with interactive weather graphs that allow you to pan and zoom through the entire history of any weather station on earth. Get multiple forecasts for the current location, overlaid on records and … Continue reading

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New company uses Internet to predict the future

Using information trawled from the internet using websites, Twiiter, blogs etc. this new start up company suggests that it can predict the future. With backing from the CIA and Google perhaps they are onto something – Deskarati New company Recorded Future … Continue reading

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Sistine Chapel Panorama

The Vatican’s official website now has a scrollable, zoom-able 360º panorama of the Sistine Chapel. Now the most gorgeous chapel in the world is available to us all. Just click on the picture above and you will be taken to this beautiful site – Deskarati

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Happy Birthday Wikipedia

Wikipedia is ten years old today. Happy Birthday from Deskarati and all our readers. Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its 17 million articles (over 3.5 million in English) have been written collaboratively by volunteers around … Continue reading

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Google’s Body Browser

Google’s already taken you across the globe, down to the bottom of the ocean, and out to the mountains of Mars. It’s been a vaguely educational journey! Their next frontier: the human body, with Google Body Browser. The Body Browser, is an … Continue reading

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World of Science

Deskarati recommends: Eric Weisstein’s World of Science contains budding encyclopedias of astronomy, scientific biography,chemistry, and physics. This resource has been assembled over more than a decade by internet encyclopedist Eric W. Weisstein with assistance from the internet community, it is written and maintained by the author … Continue reading

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